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Day one and two

overcast 25 °C

Iam now in Brussells, it is very different to Rome, and while it has history is not as evident as that of Rome. It is quite a relaxed city with a number of parks and open spaces. Ihave been on the hop on hop off tour and saw the Royal Palace - they have a King who represents Brussells overseas etc. but the policys are determined by parliament, similar To us they have a Senate and also a Team of Deputies (like our house of Rep) . Govt is presided over by the Prime Minister - the Kings residence is quite Large as you would expect) and they have both a summer and winter residence. The European Parliament is interesting with some very modern beautiful buildings - if you likemodern architecture. Brussels is one of the "capitals" of the European Union" and so there are a large number of public servants employed as a result approx13,000
The food is good, for lunch yesterday I had chocolate coated strawberrys and a waffle with Banana and strawberrys and chocolate - Belgium is know for its waffles, chocolate and mussels. Speaking of mussels I had those for tea the other night - around 25 - 30 of cooked in onion and celery, presented in a largish pan, the waiter puts a bib on you and then they brought out some golden chips to eat with them - prior to that I had cheeses balls that had been deep fried - a luscious way to eat cheese! Last night I had a whole cooked fish with mangoe and ginger and for dessert lemon meringue. The coffee here is good but not as good as Romes.
I have had some belgium beer it is a little sweeter and seem "thicker" than ours but none the less goes down well.
Going to have some tea now and hopefully after will upload some photo's

Posted by Brians RTW 09:16 Archived in Belgium Tagged round_the_world

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